Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt stopped in Mountain Grove on Thursday, Oct. 14 during his busy day of stops that ended in Farmington just seven hours later.
Sen. Blunt took a tour of the Missouri State University - Mountain Grove Campus on Red Spring Road.
After his visit, he departed to take a tour and hear from administrators at the Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston.
His remaining stops were in Salem, Cuba, Potosi and Farmington.
The topics of discussion included the Rural Healthcare/Provider Relief Fund, which is used to distribute funds and aid to hospitals and health care providers.
Sen. Blunt also talked about COVID-19 vaccine.
He led the efforts to provide $47.6 billion to develop and procure the coronavirus vaccines and treatments.
He also spoke on the economic challenges the economy is facing with rising inflation and employment shortages.
Sen. Blunt also found some time for discussion on the health-related pipoid epidemic.
It is noted that during his time as the Labor/HHS chair, funding for health-related opiod programs increased by $3.7 billion.
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